Shafted: 15 TV Stand-Outs Who Deserved More Emmys

'The Wire,' Jon Hamm, MTV — you won't believe these these landmarks and legends have been given so little Emmy love

Meryl Streep

One of the greatest actresses of all time, Meryl Streep has 18 Oscars nominations… but only three Emmy nods. Yes, her winning percentage for Emmy Awards (2 out of 3 wins in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie category) is way better than the 3-for-18 she's batting in the Academy Award Best Actress/Best Supporting Actress categories. Still, it seems strange that Meryl didn't receive nominations for her guest voice work on The Simpsons and King of the Hill, or her portrayal of Margaret Chase Smith in the miniseries Freedom: A History of Us, if only just to add her majestic aura to the ceremony. Streep's first major award win was actually the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for 1978's Holocaust; 26 years and double-digit Oscar nods later, she'd win in the same category for Angels In America.

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